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Re: Setting up a Subversion server farm

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-05-08 03:21:24 CEST

On May 7, 2007, at 07:59, David Ferguson wrote:

> Could you guys take a look at my plan for setting up a Subversion
> server farm and let me know if you see any gotchas?
> 1. There will be six machines running svnserve, all pointing to the
> same root (-r option). This root will be an NFS mount of a
> directory that contains the many repositories for the projects that
> this farm must serve.
> 2. Each machine will have a unique name in DNS like
> svn1.mydomain.com, svn2.mydomain.com, etc. but will always be
> accessed by clients through svn.mydomain.com. To provide some load
> balancing, svn.mydomain.com will be an alias that will map to
> specific svnX.mydomain.com servers in a round-robin fashion.
> 3. No authentication will be done (this is all behind the company
> firewall and all users are trusted)
> 4. All repositories are using FSFS.
> See any issues? I am most interested in this: Is it okay to have
> multiple machines running svnserve, possibly accessing the same
> repository at the same time? From all I read it is, but I just
> wanted to be sure.

This plan sounds similar to what I've been thinking of, though having
the svnserves access the repository via NFS is probably a bad idea.
In my setup, I will be using a SAN, which should not have any of the
problems typically associated with NFS.

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